At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we are committed to helping our patients gain self-confidence and a sense of well-being from looking, feeling and functioning at their very best. Whether you are a new mom or have kids who have now “left the nest,” every mom deserves a chance to find the best version of herself. One body contouring option is a “Mommy Makeover”, performed by our experienced, board certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Christine Blaine, at any of our clinics in New York.
A “Mommy Makeover” is a highly customizable combination of surgical procedures aimed chiefly at restoring damaged or lax muscle, skin and tissue of the abdomen and breasts. While the breasts and abdomen are typically of greatest concern post-baby, procedures that enhance the thighs, vaginal area or other trouble spots can often be included in a “Mommy Makeover.”
Who better than a fellow mom to custom tailor and perform your “Mommy Makeover”? A mother of three herself, Dr. Blaine thoroughly understands the physical changes exacted upon women and also the deeply emotional journey surrounding pre-pregnancy, pregnancy and motherhood.
Personalized Mommy Makeover Procedures
As every pregnancy is different, everyone’s body and body concerns are different. Your “Mommy Makeover” will be individually tailored to your needs. A typical “Mommy Makeover” may include:
- Tummy Tuck – Post-pregnancy, many women find they suffer from varying degrees of diastasis recti. It is a separation of the large parallel bands of muscles that meet in the middle of the abdomen. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) repairs these separated muscles and removes any excess fat and skin, creating an abdominal profile that is smoother, flatter and firmer.
- Liposuction – Liposuction is often performed on the flanks at the time of an abdominoplasty to further improve abdominal and waist contour. While this gratis liposuction is limited to a patient’s flanks, it is very common among patients to have additional areas treated at the same time as their flanks. Areas may include the inner and outer thighs, arms, chin, bra rolls, upper and lower back and love handles.
- Breast lift and augmentation – A breast lift can transform post-pregnancy breasts. The procedure lifts the breasts, eliminates excess skin, tightens up loose skin and restores a higher, youthful, perkier and natural breast position. An augmentation via implants or fat transfer will restore breast volume lost after post pregnancy weight fluctuation, help patients achieve a more rounded and fuller breast shape and improve any pre-existing breast size asymmetry. Many women who had implants before pregnancy may experience changes in their breasts post-pregnancy and may seek a revision or decide to change the size or shape of their implants.
- Vaginal rejuvenation – We recognize patients can be hesitant to bring up intimate issues, but there’s no doubt these concerns can have a major impact on a woman’s physical and emotional health. Viveve is a vaginal rejuvenation treatment that adds no downtime onto a patient’s recovery and works to treat stress urinary incontinence, vaginal laxity, vaginal atrophy and vaginal dryness. This single treatment utilizes collagen-cooled radiofrequency, and even as a stand-alone treatment, it requires no anesthesia and no patient downtime.
Moms in New York should not hesitate to contact Blaine Plastic Surgery to explore all of our “Mommy Makeover” treatment options. We provide the highest level of comprehensive cosmetic, plastic and reconstructive surgical and non-surgical care with a strong focus on enabling patients to achieve their medical, health and cosmetic goals. For more information, please contact us online or give us a call today at (631) 470-2000.